The tour was led by a fourth year mature student and it was actually pretty fun. I really didn't need to go, but I just enjoyed following everyone around. There were also people here and there fixing lst minute things. I really like the rhythm of schools, especially when they wind up or wind down for a semester. I met a gal from Idaho and it was just kind of cool to hang around at the back and observe how excited and nervous the younger crowd was and how they all differed. There were a couple of nerdy girls, some kids that wore their artiest artist clothes, a hipster and a suave Hispanic man with a purple shirt, orange-brown leather jacket and white pants. He was a real standout :-)
It turned out that I didn't qualify for the discounted bus pass, and I didn't realize I had to add a locker as a course number. Eeek! I was able to sign up for that, but not get the locker number or combination because it wasn't in the system long enough. So now that I have my official ID, I can apparently get a 10% discount at Kensington Art Supply and free admission to the Glenbow Museum. I hope there are other rewards in store :-)
Here's a pic I snapped while on the tour. The legendary graffiti stairwell at ACAD has been around for decades and will probably be around for decades to come. It's always changing and one picture doesn't do it justice. ACAD actually pays a fee to the fire department because of this stairwell. There are regulations about solvents indoors, and it's just easier to pay the fine than try to stop an old tradition.